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AVAC seeks talented individuals to join our team of passionate advocates who aim to accelerate ethical research and global delivery of new HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic. All positions are based in New York, NY, unless otherwise indicated. No phone calls, please.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVAC provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with state and federal laws.



Program Coordinator, Product Introduction and Access


Position Summary

The Program Coordinator supports AVAC’s Product Introduction and Access projects and team by maintaining, tracking, synthesizing and disseminating information related to the introduction of new HIV prevention options. S/he will report to the Program Manager of Product Introduction and Access. The Program Coordinator will help AVAC anticipate what information in-country stakeholders need, and collect and distill information to meet those needs. This benefits from some understanding and appreciation of how policies are developed and implemented and/or how new products are introduced, especially in Africa.

Project Reporting
  • Maintain tracking of key product introduction deliverables and ensure product introduction team kept up to date and aware of deadlines.
  • Review work plans and deliverable and compile reports at key milestones.
  • Monitor project management plans and timelines across numerous work streams; track project deliverables and support all aspects of reporting, including:
    • Collect and consolidate documents for reports across all areas of product introduction.
    • Synthesize information from staff and external partners for internal and external reporting for the HIV Prevention Market Manager and OPTIONS projects.
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.
    • Coordinate AVAC financial reporting and compliance for the PMM and OPTIONS projects.
Materials Development and Maintenance
  • Ensure consistent and correct formatting for graphics, presentations and other documents.
  • Distill complex information from multiple sources into concise summaries and visual presentations.
  • Track, synthesize and package product introduction information, results, lessons learned and information to make it useful for decision-makers. 
  • Develop and disseminate presentations and publication and provide support as needed.
Knowledge Management
  • Collect, maintain, update and curate product introduction information for the AVAC and PrEP Watch websites.
  • Support AVAC team members in developing and maintaining key materials on the HIV prevention product pipeline, decision-making tools, and global and country data.
  • Identify both internal and external channels for communication of product introduction information and deliverables.
  • Work across AVAC teams to ensure information dissemination to the appropriate channels.
  • Analyze product introduction information dissemination and uptake for reporting and program improvement.
  • Organize effective meetings and calls; develop notes and next steps and action items.
  • Other duties and team support as needed.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required and at least 1-3 years’ experience in public/global health, consulting, communications, and/or project coordination.
  • Self-starting and able to take initiative.
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented.
  • Exceptionally organized.
  • Excellent writing, editing and content development skills, and a strong command of English, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style.
  • Able to make connections across a variety of activities.
  • Highly creative with strong ability to convey complex information visually.
  • Willingness and desire to take on all levels of work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong PowerPoint, Excel word processing and data analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to HIV/AIDS, international health and development issues and programming
  • Excellent multicultural and interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with others inside and outside the organization.
  • Experience working in Africa on health policy and/or product/service delivery highly desirable.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, if necessary.

Salary and Benefits

AVAC offers highly-competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to avac@avac.org. No phone calls, please.



Director of Product Introduction and Access


Position Summary

The Director of Product Introduction and Access will lead AVAC’s expanding product introduction and access initiatives, manage robust partnerships and collaborations both internally and externally, and guide strategic planning, implementation and project management across a number of areas.

S/he will report to the Executive Director.

In addition to extensive managerial expertise, the Director of Product Introduction and Access should have direct experience in both project management and in product introduction, access and/or uptake, ideally in HIV/AIDS or related field. This position ensures that AVAC delivers on grants, particularly with respect to planning, coordination, and management of new HIV prevention option development, introduction and scale up. This person will also bring creativity, strategic leadership and a collaborative spirit to the project team and to AVAC.

AVAC seeks a highly motivated professional with demonstrated project management expertise and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate must be able to see the big picture and operationalize it by leading a team, collaborating with a diverse array of colleagues internally and externally, and functioning independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence.

  • Provide vision and leadership for strategic planning, project management and implementation to ensure delivery of all product introduction commitments.
  • Form and maintain complex multidisciplinary partnerships with product developers, implementers, policy makers, donors and other key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate AVAC contributions to product introduction, drawing on and building in-house capabilities and expertise.
  • Build strategic approaches to disseminate information and foster collaborations across AVAC and help to create innovative collaborations across the organization and with a wide range of partners.
  • Lead the Product Introduction and Access team to develop and manage annual plans, donor reports, monitoring plans, evaluations and budgets.
  • Direct strategic planning, implementation and reporting, ensuring quality and timely delivery of work plan.
  • Maintain clear, strategic communication within the product introduction and access team; across AVAC’s diverse programs and projects; and between AVAC and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Stay informed about HIV prevention technology product development and introduction innovations.
  • Manage, support and guide project staff, consultants and budget.
  • Participate in AVAC organizational development, including identification of priorities, relationship building and proposal development.
  • Ensure AVAC staff and partners are informed of product introduction and access activities, results and lessons as well as innovations in the field.

Position Requirements

  • Passion and commitment for building and managing strategic partnerships and collaborations.
  • Outstanding managerial and project management skills.
  • Broad knowledge of HIV/AIDS, global health, R&D, product introduction, access and/or uptake.
  • Exceptional writing, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in managing a multidisciplinary team and management of grants.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team and partnerships in multiple locations.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and approach.
  • Excellent multicultural, interpersonal, and leadership skills including the ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with a wide variety of professionals and levels of authority inside and outside the organization.
  • Familiarity managing and reporting on bilateral and multilateral donor programs and requirements, ideally in global health and development programs in Africa.
  • Skilled at efficiently and effectively allocating human and financial resources across programmatic needs.
  • BA and/or graduate degree in business or public health, with at least 12 years of professional experience in related fields.
  • Willingness and ability to travel 15-20% of the time.

Salary and Benefits

AVAC offers highly-competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to avac@avac.org. No phone calls, please.



Program Manager, Grants Management


Position Summary

The Program Manager, Grants Management plays a critical role in an organization with a growing number of programmatic partners and sub-grantees, working across all of AVAC's programs and donors provide oversight and support to administering and managing sub-grants. The Grants Manager works with both program and finance staff to ensure organizational effectiveness regarding supporting program partners, especially those in East and Southern Africa, with budget and work plan development; programmatic and financial reporting; communications with other partners and across AVAC's matrix of programs; and compliance with donor requirements.

S/he will report to both the Director: Program Coordination and the Director: Finance & Administration but will work closely with all program and financial team members. This position will also have direct communication with partner organizations. The position will be a resource for all AVAC staff as it relates to partner support and grant compliance issues and questions.

The Grants Manager will work across program and finance team members to ensure timely and efficient partner support and sub-grant management, including proposal development, strategic planning, work plan and budget development, ongoing reporting and close-out.

  • Conduct pre-award due diligence assessments of current and potential partners and analyze organizational capacity to manage sub-grant funding and project implementation.
  • Draft sub-grant agreements and MOUs and all sub-grant agreement modifications in consultation with designated program, project and finance leads.
  • Work with in-house counsel to ensure all agreement templates and letters of commitment are current with respect to AVAC and donor compliance requirements.
  • Support the development of sub-grantees work plans and budgets.
  • Develop system to standardize budgets, work plans and program and finance reports.
  • Track programmatic and financial reporting and ensure timely receipt.
  • Review program and financial reports.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Program Manager for Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning to ensure grants management efforts are integrated and consistent with MEL efforts.
  • Monitor compliance with donor requirement.
  • Work with program staff to ensure sub-grant payments are made in accordance with agreements and work plans.
  • Help develop policies relating to sub-grants management.
  • Train AVAC staff and partners regarding compliance as needed.
  • Assist finance team in all relevant audit materials related to sub-grantee information.
  • Manage information flow to ensure SalesForce and financial management systems are up-to-date.
  • Provide analysis of the status on current and closed sub grants, e.g. spending patterns, outstanding reports.
  • Other duties as required.

Position Requirements

  • Self-starter, independent and able to take initiative.
  • Great team player with proven ability to work with a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Detail oriented, excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including the Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel, internet research, SalesForce and automated financial management systems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to AVAC's mission, and values.
  • Interest in international health and development issues.
  • Five years of partner management and/or grants administration and compliance experience with USAID funding.
  • International non-profit global health or development experience.
  • MPH preferred.
  • Ability to travel.

Salary and Benefits

AVAC offers highly-competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to avac@avac.org. No phone calls, please.